Tom Petty, LCD Soundsystem, Gary Clark & More Featured On Diverse RBC Bluesfest Lineup

first_imgFrom July 6th through the 16th, music fans in LeBreton Flats, Ottawa will have a ton of great music to see! The RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest lineup has been released, and features a number of great artists, including headlining sets from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Muse and P!nk.The lineup continues with LCD Soundsystem, Flume, Toby Keith, 50 Cent, Jake Owen, Justin Moore, Fetty Wap, Gary Clark Jr., Migos, LIVE, The Shins, Melissa Etheridge, Lil Yachty, Tegan and Sara, Brandi Carlile and so many more.Check out the full announcement below, and head to the official website for details.last_img

Dodge Ball

first_imgI recently read where many schools have outlawed the game of dodge ball for phys. ed. classes.  I am not sure what their thinking is, because in most cases the balls used were soft and about the only marks they ever left might be a little red welt if they hit you in a sensitive place.  I cannot see how you could assume that playing this game might cause a concussion, but that is the reason they list for outlawing the game.  My phys. ed. teacher in high school would have to have replaced one third of his curriculum with something else, because we played this game at least once a week.The only people who seemed to dislike this game were the same people who disliked phys. ed. in general.  I can still see them standing in the front row and letting the first ball hit them so they could go sit on the sideline.  I always thought the game was a lot of fun, because there were few rules, you got a lot of exercise, and you could settle some scores without really hurting anybody.  The same people who got this banned are the same people who think everyone needs to get a trophy for participating even if they accomplish nothing.  Whatever happened to learning that you don’t always win?  Every kid needs to learn how to be a loser and accept the fact that everyone can’t win just by showing up.last_img read more

Grant gets women and girls into golf

first_img7 May 2012 Grant gets women and girls into golf Over 4000 women and girls were encouraged to start and stay in golf last year, thanks to a special grant for county activities – that’s up by more than 1000 on the previous year. The Women and Girls’ Grant, funded by the former English Women’s Golf Association and distributed by the England Golf Partnership, supported activities by 30 County Golf Partnerships and two county associations. The money helped provide opportunities for women and girls to get into golf and to continue playing. Altogether, 4017 were involved during 2011 – that’s an increase of over 1000 on the previous 12 months. Of those, 67 per cent were girls, while 33 per cent were women. On average, 126 participants were involved in each county through this scheme. Nationally, over 500 people have either taken up club membership or are considering it, while over 1300 have attended further coaching sessions or are planning to. The County Golf Partnerships also provided activities for women and girls through their other programmes, meaning the range of opportunities for them has significantly improved. Commenting on the 2011 grant scheme, Richard Flint, England Golf Development Manager said: “Providing opportunities for women and girls is essential to help grow the game in England and, through the work of the CGPs, England Golf can provide a coordinated approach to delivering.” This scheme is continuing in 2012 with partnerships offering programmes to recruit and retain more women and girls as part of their overall focus on adult participation.last_img read more